Can smart policies alter the lot of women in the ICT workforce?

This past Wednesday, International Women’s Day was celebrated by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), which released a global survey report recording perceptions of women working in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector of barriers they face in advancing to full gender equality. If the global shortage of capable tech workers claimed to be preventing firms from growing as fast as they would like is to be addressed, it seems imperative that the proportion of women in this workforce must increase, since only one in four ICT sector jobs are held by women.